An In-Depth Review of Citadel: Forged with Fire

About the game

Citadel: Forged with Fire is a fantasy game developed by Blue Isle Studios. The game is a sandbox game in the RPG genre. The game is available in both single-player and multiplayer modes. The game was released in November 2019 and is available for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation platforms. The game brings elements like magic, spell casting, and conflicts between kingdoms to make the game interesting.

The title Forged with Fire refers to the way the main characters are spawned in the game. It is literally a ‘forging from fire’ that brings forth the main character, the wizard. The game is set in a fantasy world known as Ignus. This world has different landscapes with forests, mountains, and swamps. There are also caves, islands, and ancient ruins to explore.

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Game plot and storyline

There is no well-defined storyline in the game, considering that it is an online sandbox game. There is no main quest like in most games. You don’t have specific missions to complete to win the game. The game starts with you playing the role of a wizard. You need to explore the world and dominate it. This is an open-play game without a defined storyline. Your aim is to rule over the world, defeating all the enemies that you come across.

Without a storyline, you may think that the game options are limited, but this is not the case. You have ample freedom in the game to carry out unlimited customization. You can customize your character and make changes in the way your wizard looks. You even have a randomize option to create a character randomly using game elements. This freedom makes up for the lack of a plot in this open game.

The gameplay

The gameplay involves exploring the world of Ignus and carrying out several activities. You can master the mysterious arts before you proceed in the game. There are different kinds of beasts you will encounter, including a flying dragon. You can either fight and kill the beasts or tame them and ride them. You can play as a single-player game, but there is more fun in playing in the multi-player mode.

In the multiplayer mode, you need to forge alliances with others. Build a strong alliance or join an existing house and take on the others. You need resources to play the game. For this, you need to hunt, cook food, get wood, and create various items, including weapons. You can build houses and magnificent castles. You can place your buildings in the area you feel is safest. As you advance in the game, you will unlock new items and skills that can help you.

One of the most satisfying skills you will learn in the game is the ability to fly. You can fly Harry Potter-style on a broom. This is a great way to get away from difficult situations when things seem desperate. You cannot fly indefinitely. You will need resources to fly. Magic is the key attraction of this game, allowing you to cast spells. Magic is an art in this game, and once you master it, you can use powerful spells to dominate.

Some of the downsides of the game stem from the lack of a storyline. There is a tutorial, but it is not well-designed. There is no hunger and thirst in the game, and this is both a positive and a negative aspect. The absence of the map overlay creates some difficulties in gameplay. This is a fun fantasy game with magic that you can really enjoy. With the developers releasing updates, we can look forward to these minor glitches being fixed.

Features of Citadel: Forged with Fire

The interesting features of Citadel: Forged with Fire include:

  • It is an open sandbox RPG fantasy game set in a 6 x 6 world known as Ignus.
  • You start the game as a wizard and need to form alliances to dominate the world.
  • The game allows you a lot of customization that makes it interesting.
  • The ability to fly and the use of magic spells are attractions of the game.
  • You need resources to move ahead in the game, so gameplay involves resource collection.
  • The tutorial is not so helpful, and you may need some time to master the gameplay.
  • You need to spend a lot of time in different activities, and the game takes quite some time.

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